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Home Buying Myths That Cost You Time and Money

If you’re ready to buy a home, look no further!  It’ll be an exciting time taking such a significant life change. Friends and family will offer their advice, but what worked for them might not work for you and the real estate market now. Here are some common home buying myths you’ll hear that aren’t true and will cost you time and money. Home Buying Myth #1: You need 20% for a down...

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An Introduction to Home Improvement Loans, Part 2

Last blog post, we covered an introduction to home improvement loans, an FHA 203(K) loan, an FHA Title 1 Property Improvement Loan, and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. In this post, we’ll continue the conversation by discussing the four other options: Home Equity Loans (HEL), Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), Personal Loans, and Credit Cards.  Types of Home Improvement Loans Home...

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An Introduction to Home Improvement Loans

In today’s real estate market, where buyers compete with several other buyers, some are trying to get an edge by forfeiting the home inspection. This can be a problem if the home has structural damage, as the buyer wouldn’t know about it until later. Whether you’re a buyer or investor looking to improve your already existing property, here is an introduction to home improvement loans. We’ll cover...

Move-In Ready Projects to Do After Buying a Home

Move-In Ready Projects to Do After Buying a Home

You beat the intense competition in this seller’s market and have bought a house. Congratulations! Now comes the fun, and sometimes expensive part, moving in and making your home move-in ready. Here are four projects you should do ASAP to get your home move-in ready and how to keep it affordable. Move-in Ready Project #1: Change or Replace Locks This move-in ready project is about safety first since...

How to Buy a Home Without a 20% Down Payment

Buying a home is a massive milestone for many people, and it’s one you should be able to achieve. We understand that between closing costs and a 20% down payment, it’s a significant investment, and sometimes, no matter how much you save, it won’t be enough. Especially now that the median sales price has almost increased by 50%! But we’re here to reassure you that you can still buy a home without a...

4 Tips for Buying a Home This Summer

It’s already a hot Texas summer and summer, and the real estate market doesn’t plan to cool down! According to the National Association of REALTORS®, the median existing-home price jumped up almost 25% compared to last year for an average of $350,300. Home prices are the first challenge; the second is inventory. According to title insurer First American, 115 out of every 10,000 homes were for sale...

Avoid Homebuyer’s Remorse In a Competitive Market with These Tips

As we know, there’s an inventory shortage of homes, and prices are on the rise. In large part, the pandemic has contributed to this shortage, especially when paired with historically low-interest rates. One survey revealed that 55% of people said they regret taking out a mortgage during the pandemic. But you can avoid homebuyers remorse, even during this competitive market. Before purchasing, learn the...

Appraisal Waiver: What It Is and The Risks

We’re sure you’ve heard this saying over and over again but, we’re going to repeat it! The housing market is insane right now! There’s a high demand for houses but little inventory, which creates a seller’s market. It works in favor of sellers and might hurt buyers, but there’s a tactic changing the real estate market. It’s called an appraisal waiver.  What is an appraisal waiver? An...

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3 Big Expenses to Budget for Before Buying A House

  Prepare for buying a home by not just saving for a down payment, closing costs, and bills. There are a couple of other big expense items you want to be able to buy after moving in and paying for the essentials. Here are the three: Maintenance and repairs  Being a homeowner means you are now responsible for the maintenance of your house. Maintenance is crucial because it helps avoid those...

Download Our Free Report: How to Go From Renter to Homeowner - Sage Wilson Property Group Austin TX

Download Our Free Report: How to Go From Renter to Homeowner

Deciding to move from renting to buying a home in Austin is one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. Leasing comes with many perks: less commitment, fewer responsibilities, easy to move around...the list goes on. However, renting costs you more than you think. While the months of rent payments have bought you a laid back lifestyle, that money has been going into someone else's...

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